Enel X was awarded by Bogota’s bus rapid transit system Transmilenioa contract to provide the Colombian capital’s Integrated Public Transport System with 401 full-electric buses and two brand new electroterminals for their charging.
This award, which follows the contract signed at the end of 2019 with SITP for the construction of four electro-terminals that is currently ongoing, will bring to around 900 the number of e-buses served by Enel X in Bogota.
Bogota is the second Latin American mega city – after Santiago de Chile – to benefit from a zero-emissions public transport initiative promoted by Enel X.
This award brings the number of e-buses managed by Enel X globally to almost 1,400.
The electric buses, which will be manufactured by the Chinese automakers BYD and are expected to be delivered to Bogota between the end of 2021 and early 2022.
It will be charged with clean energy, coming from 100% renewable sources at the electroterminals built by Enel X.
The buses will be equipped with security cameras, wi-fi and USB recharging hubs in order to provide a comfortable, sustainable and high quality service to all passengers.
The two electroterminals, which are expected to be operational between November 2021 and April 2022, will be built in two different areas of Bogota (Usme and Fontibon) and will include approximately 200 e-bus chargers.